1/72nd Tamiya “Vosper” Fast Patrol Boat
Every once in a while, I’ll get a “wild hair” and (if something catches my eye), build a ‘floaty thing’. I’ve got an armada of a half-dozen of ’em now and this one looked pretty neat when I spotted it.
I was pleasantly surprised when I opened the box and discovered about 5 or 6 different colored sprues – even the red hull was already molded in. This is about as close to actually “out of the box” as I’ve ever done. There’s only a couple of things I actually painted (although there probably should’ve been a lot more) and only slight ‘weathering’ was applied. There is, of course, supposed to be “railings” – thread strung along all those stanchions, along with some additional ‘rigging’, but I’m quittin’ while I’m [somewhat] ahead. 🙁
It’s pretty good sized for the scale….about 15″ inches long or so. Everything fit pretty well (after all, it IS a Tamiya kit) with the only minor glitch being the long one-piece deck was slightly warped and didn’t wanna sit exactly right on the long one-piece hull (super glue and a couple clamps fixed that).
I’m as happy as one can be, given my limited patience and talent(s) – it looks good in the case with all the others. As long as someone doesn’t wanna inspect it real close, I’m done.
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